Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
After a devastating fire, we are rebuilding our furniture studio to produce designer furniture that is more accessible and affordable.
After a devastating fire, we are rebuilding our furniture studio to produce designer furniture that is more accessible and affordable.
106 backers pledged $15,050 to help bring this project to life.

About

David Rasmussen Furniture Design - from ashes to production project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$15,050

106

Last fall my furniture studio in Carbondale, Colorado burnt down. The cause is still unknown; the 100+ year old building housed over $100,000 in equipment and handmade furniture.  My hope is that from the ashes of this tragedy a new opportunity will arise.  I've been a furniture maker for over 15 years now, and my desire is to bring the same quality and aesthetics of my custom, hand-made furniture to a line of products in order to make my pieces more affordable.  I plan to shift my operations to producing a line of products in addition to making custom furniture in order to offer furniture that is more accessible.

WHAT THE FUNDS WILL GO TOWARDS:

The goal of my Kickstarter project is to set up production capacity for my products.  I am hoping to outfit my new studio with new equipment and fix up some of the used equipment we have purchased, so that my team and I can start producing again.  All in all, we need around $100,000, and what we raise on Kickstarter will go directly toward the acquisition of the needed equipment.  My community had an art auction a couple months ago and I have raised a considerable amount of money through grant writing, but I’m still a long way off from full-scale production. Fifteen thousand is the bare minimum needed to produce the rewards we are offering on Kickstarter.  The more we raise, the closer I'll be to the dream.

You can view our full range of products and custom furniture at:

www.davidrasmussendesign.com

Please email any questions to info@davidrasmussendesign.com

*Shipping costs are included for all products to any destination in the continental US.  For all other locations additional shipping charges will apply

poster
poster
iphone case
iphone case
tote bag
tote bag
tee shirt
tee shirt

WUD Plates

TheWud Plate series is functional table art that draws from Danish modern design.  Each plate is formed from a solid piece of wood.  The scooped center and lively colored edge keep these plates simple and beautiful.  Every plate is finished with a food-safe ultra durable oil to ensure years of maintenance-free use.   Available in Walnut and Maple with light blue, dark blue, lime green, yellow, red or orange rim.

Small WUD Plate - maple / light blue
Small WUD Plate - maple / light blue
WUD Tray
WUD Tray
WUD Cafe Plate
WUD Cafe Plate
Large WUD Plate
Large WUD Plate

Bike Shelf

The bike shelf is designed to make storing your bike an aesthetic experience instead of being a nuisance.  Built from solid Walnut, Cherry, Oak or Ash; with a pop of light blue, dark blue, lime green or yellow; our bike shelf is certain to add a bit of style to your abode.   Use it just for your bike or use it to display books, plants or anything you like

bike shelf
bike shelf

Treehouse Stools 

The Treehouse stool’s lines are meant to reflect those of the forest.  The dark Claro Walnut and ebony details keep the stool understated.  Originally designed for a treehouse, the timeless design will work in any setting.

treehouse stools
treehouse stools

Curva Sofa and Chair - 1, 2 and 3 seaters

The Curva Sofa design blends arching forms in upholstery and wood. The lines of the sofa are clean, somewhat reminiscent of Danish design, but speak as a piece designed in 2012. Swooping Clara Walnut arms gracefully frame the upholstered body of the sofa. Seat height can be specified between 15” and 19”. Available in many different upholstery options.

The 2 seater is shown here.  The basic design stays the same for all three sizes.  The design get narrower or wider if you would like the 1 or 3 seater.  We can make this piece for you a a range of fabric choices. 

curva sofa
curva sofa
curva sofa - back
curva sofa - back

Lego Table

Like the polished core revealed when a geode is cracked open, Lego is a geometrically-shaped table that has been split open, in concept, to reveal it’s multicolored core.  The top is an acrylic painting that has been sanded and sealed for durability.  Lego’s legs are up cycled from old school chairs.

Lego Table
Lego Table
lego table top
lego table top

The Artichoke Table

The Artichoke Table was designed to represent an organic form that has been split to reveal its core, in this case the cross section of an artichoke.  The body of the table is made from shop-molded plywood, faced with exceptional Zebrano veneer, and shaped to form the elliptical shell.  Cocobolo legs are mortised into the shell to make this table heirloom quality. The acrylic painting on the top of the table has been sanded flat and treated to act as a durable tabletop.

artichoke table
artichoke table
artichoke table top
artichoke table top

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5 or more About $5

    Signed post card and a big Thank You!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 12 or more About $12

    Poster with furniture artwork.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 20 or more About $20

    Tote Bag with furniture artwork

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 20 or more About $20

    Iphone Case with furniture artwork.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 22 or more About $22

    Tee Shirt with furniture artwork

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 29 or more About $29

    Soft cover coffee table book or furniture

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 37 or more About $37

    Small Wud Plate (7” x7”) - Each small plate is handcrafted in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $9 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 39 or more About $39

    Wud Tray (5 1/2” x 15”) - Each tray is handcrafted in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $10 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 40 or more About $40

    Hard cover coffee table book or furniture

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 42 or more About $42

    Wud Cafe Plate (9 1/4” x 9 1/4”) - Each Cafe plate is handcrafted in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $10 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 49 or more About $49

    Large Wud Plate (10 1/2” x 10 1/2”)- Each small plate is handcrafted in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $10 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 75 or more About $75

    Set of 2 Small Wud Plate (7.75” x7.75”) - Each small plate is handcrafted in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $18 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About $100

    Set of 2 Large Wud Plate (10 1/2” x 10 1/2”)- Each small plate is handcrafted in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $20 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 130 or more About $130

    Set of 4 Small Wud Plates - in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $46 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 146 or more About $146

    Set of 4 Wud Trays - in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $50 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 176 or more About $176

    Set of 4 Large Wud Plates - in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim. $60 off retail price!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 200 or more About $200

    Bike shelf - Available with red, orange, yellow, blue or green edge detail.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 266 or more About $266

    Retailer pack of 10 Small Wud Plates - in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 278 or more About $278

    Retailer pack of 10 Wud Trays - in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 288 or more About $288

    Retailer pack of 10 Wud Cafe Plates - in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  21. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 330 or more About $330

    Retailer pack of 10 Large Wud Plates - in your choice or maple or walnut with a red, green, light blue, dark blue, yellow or orange rim.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  22. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,200 or more About $1,200

    Curva Chair - 1 seat version of sofa: The Curva Sofa design blends arching forms in upholstery and wood. The lines of the sofa are clean, somewhat reminiscent of Danish design, but speak as a piece designed in 2012. Swooping Clara Walnut arms gracefully frame the upholstered body of the sofa. Seat height can be specified between 15” and 19”. Available in many different upholstery options.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  23. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,275 or more About $1,275

    Set of 2 Treehouse Stools.
    The Treehouse stool’s lines are meant to reflect those of the forest. The dark Claro Walnut and ebony details keep the stool understated. Originally designed for a treehouse, the timeless design will work in any setting.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  24. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About $1,500

    Curva Sofa - 2 seater: The Curva Sofa design blends arching forms in upholstery and wood. The lines of the sofa are clean, somewhat reminiscent of Danish design, but speak as a piece designed in 2012. Swooping Clara Walnut arms gracefully frame the upholstered body of the sofa. Seat height can be specified between 15” and 19”. Available in many different upholstery options.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  25. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,550 or more About $1,550

    Lego Table
    Like the polished core revealed when a geode is cracked open, Lego is a geometrically-shaped table that has been split open, in concept, to reveal it’s multicolored core. The top is an acrylic painting that has been sanded and sealed for durability. Lego’s legs are up cycled from old school chairs.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  26. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About $2,500

    Artichoke Table
    The Artichoke table was designed to represent an organic form that has been split to reveal its core, in this case the cross section of an artichoke. The body of the table is made from shop-molded plywood, faced with exceptional Zebrano veneer, and shaped to form the elliptical shell. Cocobolo legs are mortised into the shell to make this table heirloom quality. The acrylic painting on the top of the table has been sanded flat and treated to act as a durable tabletop.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  27. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About $2,500

    Curva Sofa - 3 seater : The Curva Sofa design blends arching forms in upholstery and wood. The lines of the sofa are clean, somewhat reminiscent of Danish design, but speak as a piece designed in 2012. Swooping Clara Walnut arms gracefully frame the upholstered body of the sofa. Seat height can be specified between 15” and 19”. Available in many different upholstery options.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  28. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About $10,000

    A week in the studio with David. Come out to Carbondale, a beautiful Colorado mountain town, stay in a charming bed and breakfast and build a piece of furniture of your choice. Be able to boast to your friends that the exquisite piece of furniture in your home you had a hand in making. This unique opportunity is available any time of the year.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  29. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 10,000 About $10,000

    Custom Dining Room Table- This is an opportunity to have input in the design and construction of a custom dining table for your home.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (29 days)